Emil Bemstrom
Emil Bemstrom
21-Year-Old CenterC
Columbus Blue Jackets
2020 Fantasy Outlook
A fourth-round pick in 2017, Bemstrom made his NHL debut last season and showed some occasional flashes of upside, finishing with 10 goals and 20 points in 56 games, with about half his production (five goals, eight points) coming on the power play. The 21-year-old is an asset on the attack thanks to his speed, ability to find open ice, and a quick release on his shot, and while he lacks ideal size he's a willing back-checker as well. The Jackets already have two wingers with that profile in Cam Atkinson and Oliver Bjorkstrand, however, which could lock Bemstrom out of a consistent top-six role even if he takes a step forward in his development in 2020-21. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets in May of 2019.
Shocking hat trick Monday
CColumbus Blue Jackets
May 3, 2021
Bemstrom scored a natural hat trick, with one of the goals coming on the power play, in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Predators.
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With the Jackets down 3-0 heading into the third period, Bemstrom suddenly became Juuse Saros' kryptonite to force OT. It was a scoring binge made even more stunning by the fact that the 21-year-old had zero goals in 16 games on the season. Bemstrom showed some sniper upside in Sweden as a teenager before beginning his NHL career, but Columbus may not have the talent at center to make him a consistent threat even if he earns a bigger role next season.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:40
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:01
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2019–20
12:16
1:21
0:00
2020–21
12:40
1:01
0:00
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Snagged in the fourth round in 2017, Bemstrom will get his first taste of North American hockey this season after an outstanding showing last year, when he led the SHL with 23 goals in 47 games as a 19-year-old. The list of teenagers who have put up numbers like that in Sweden's top league is short and impressive, and includes the likes of Peter Forsberg and Elias Pettersson, but Bemstrom's upside probably isn't that high. His skills make him a potentially better version of Oliver Bjorkstrand, as he uses his plus speed and strong skating to find open ice and then uses a quick trigger to beat the goalie. A good campaign in Sweden this year could set him up for a regular shift with Columbus in 2020-21.
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Taken off injured reserve
CColumbus Blue Jackets
April 30, 2021
Bemstrom (lower body) was activated off injured reserve Friday.
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Surfaces on IR
CColumbus Blue Jackets
Lower Body
March 18, 2021
Bemstrom (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.
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Up to active roster
CColumbus Blue Jackets
February 25, 2021
Bemstrom was promoted from the taxi squad to the active roster ahead of Thursday's game versus the Blackhawks.
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Demoted to taxi squad
CColumbus Blue Jackets
January 25, 2021
Bemstrom was sent to the taxi squad Monday, according to TSN's transactions list.
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Recalled from taxi squad
CColumbus Blue Jackets
January 24, 2021
Bemstrom was promoted from the taxi squad Sunday according to TSN's transactions list.
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